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The Coming Ice Age & Magnetic Reversals

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posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 07:11 PM
There appears to be research that supports that magentic reversals are linked to ice ages.

Are we headed for another reversal right now? With the recent news of the magnetic north pole racing towards Russian at a rate of 40 miles per year along with the fact that our Earth's magnetic field has fallen over 50% in the last 2,000 years could be the perfect combination to set up the next ice age.


"During highlighted magnetic reversals (or excursions) the climate descended from periods of warmth...into a full blown glaciation in less than 20 years"

Ice Age Now

1. That there is a link between magnetic reversals and ice ages is undeniable.

2. At least twelve magnetic reversals can be linked to glaciation during the last three million years alone.

3. A magnetic reversal about three million years ago marked the onset of glaciation. A magnetic reversal about two million years ago marked the onset of glaciation. And yet another reversal about one million years ago marked the onset of glaciation.

4. The Jaramillo magnetic reversal maked the onset of glaciation, as did the Brunhes magnetic reversal.

5. The Biwa I, Biwa II, Biwa III, and Blake (at the end Eemian) magnetic reversals coincided with glaciation, and so did the Lake Mungo, Mono Lake, and Gothenburg magnetic reversals (or excursions).

6. Many of those catastrophic cooling episodes, says Michael Rampino of NASA, may have actually been triggered by the magnetic reversal (or excursion).


"According to Mukul Sharma, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth, the Sun displays a 100,000-year cycle of magnetic activity that corresponds to the Earth's ice age history.

Sharma's calculations suggest that when the Sun is magnetically more active, the Earth experiences a warmer climate, and vice versa, when the Sun is magnetically less active, there is a glacial period"

"This cycle appears to match the 100,000-year ice-age cycle first theorized by Milutin Milankovitch, which suggests that ice ages correspond to the cyclical varations in the Earth's orbit around the Sun. (Earth & Planetary Science Ltrs, Vol. 199, issues 3-4, June 10, 2002)"

Ice Age Now

"The long cores proved beyond doubt what Emiliani had stoutly maintained — there had been not four major ice ages, but dozens. The analysis showed cycles with lengths roughly 20,000 and 40,000 years, and especially the very strong cycle around 100,000 years, all in agreement with Milankovitch calculations.

As Emiliani, Kukla, and other specialists had already concluded several years earlier, the Earth was gradually — indeed, perhaps quite soon as geologists reckoned time — heading into a new ice age "

American Institute of Physics

Cesare Emillani - was an Italian-American scientist, considered one of the greatest geologists and micropaleontologists of the 20th century and the founder of paleoceanography.

He established that the ice ages of the last half million years or so are a cyclic phenomenon, which gave strong support to the hypothesis of Milutin Milankovitch and revolutionized ideas about the history of the oceans and of the glaciations.


THE MILANKOVITCH CYCLE - Very informative.


NASA Sees Arctic Ocean Circulation Do an About-Face

PASADENA, Calif. A team of NASA and university scientists has detected an ongoing reversal in Arctic Ocean circulation triggered by atmospheric circulation changes that vary on decade-long time scales. The results suggest not all the large changes seen in Arctic climate in recent years are a result of long-term trends associated with global warming.

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory & Science Ref

It does appear that the Sun is having a hard time waking up from it's 11 year minimum cycle doesn't it?

Magnetic pole moving at 40 miles per year.
Unusual weather patterns.
Sun still quiet.
Ice age cycle due based on the Milankovitch cycle

- The Sun's orbit around the galaxy
- Motion of techtonic plates
- Changes in wind and ocean currents
- Variations of solar output

Evidence For Ice Ages - Wiki

Are all the anomolies pointing towards the next ice age?

What do you think?

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 07:15 PM
I think your hitting the nail on the head.
Climate change IS going on, and it is not caused by humans driving cars around...we NEED to look to the sun for the real cause.....

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:28 PM
I think this is true I am in florida and it would certainly explain the weather we've been having, it's even going to have sleet and a bit of snow, south of the freeze line!!!!!

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by ldyserenity

I agree. I have seen Florida (specifically Central Florida) have a few extremely cold days, i.e. the hard freezes of 82 and 85. However, I don't remember us ever having this many cold days in a row in 35 years. Then again, our weather here has been very strange for the past 6 years. The crazy hurricanes a few years ago and the usual summer thunderstorm patterns have changed over the years. Not to mention the latest winter weather. Something is up IMHO

posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:44 PM
reply to post by Julie Washington

If i go down the street and buy some carbon credits will the magnetic
poles stop reversing?

I heard the Earth has an ice age every 10,000 years and that we
are due for another ice age in about 1,500 years.
It sounds to me like the Earth is following its own geological clock.
It's natural for the Earth to have an ice age.

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